What's up everyone. We are doing a contest with T.I. and we are giving away $1200 a day for the next 10 days. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.
https://www.allhiphop.com/ti

Colin Kaepernick refuses “to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people”...

1162163165167168220

Comments

  • MarcusGarvey
    MarcusGarvey Members Posts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This argument is like Peter fighting the chicken, this argument goes back centuries, basically comes down to:

    Do Black Americans have the same citizenship as whites?
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    Stiff wrote: »
    What's fascinating to me is how Jerry Jones of the Cowboys made clear to the team that NONE of them are to even think of kneeling during the anthem and they all obeyed. How you have millions of dollars but no power?


    I hate Jerry Jones...but that statement about players kneeling or their off the team is something from a troll site
  • 2stepz_ahead
    2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denGuests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    https://www.mediaite.com/online/conservative-media-group-calls-for-nationwide-boycott-of-nfl/
    Conservative Media Group Calls for Nationwide Boycott of NFL

    The president of the Media Research Center is siding with President Trump in his condemnation of the many professional athletes who kneeled before the National Anthem during Sunday’s football games.

    MRC President and conservative commentator Brent Bozell released the following statement:

    Protesting the National Anthem not only distracts from the sport that pays these players millions but, more importantly, disrespects the men and women of the military who risk their lives to allow them that opportunity. This is a spectacle designed to score political points, and the public is sick and tired of it. People tune in to football to enjoy themselves, not to have to subject themselves to attacks on our flag because spoiled players don’t like the politics of our president. The public needs to have its voice heard. This Sunday, October 1st, I ask football fans to support our flag and turn off the NFL. One week without football to support our flag. We should not continue to give attention to players who refuse to show respect for our great nation.”

    Over the weekend, Trump put the spotlight on protesting professional athletes when he condemned them as SOBs during a political rally. Trump continued to feud with sports figures throughout the weekend, and dozens of NFL players responded by protesting Trump’s divisive statements.

    More white tears...
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    Stiff wrote: »
    What's fascinating to me is how Jerry Jones of the Cowboys made clear to the team that NONE of them are to even think of kneeling during the anthem and they all obeyed. How you have millions of dollars but no power?


    I hate Jerry Jones...but that statement about players kneeling or their off the team is something from a troll site
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    I hate Jerry Jones...but that statement about players kneeling or their off the team is something from a troll site. Trust me there's plenty legit 🤬 to hate him for
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/opinion/colin-kaepernick-football-protests.html
    Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee

    In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have happened to any of my family members who still live in the area. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what or how to do it. All I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be as respectful as possible.

    A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the time, and neither did the news media. It wasn’t until after our third preseason game on Aug. 26, 2016, that his protest gained national attention, and the backlash against him began.

    That’s when my faith moved me to take action. I looked to James 2:17, which states, “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” I knew I needed to stand up for what is right.

    I approached Colin the Saturday before our next game to discuss how I could get involved with the cause but also how we could make a more powerful and positive impact on the social justice movement. We spoke at length about many of the issues that face our community, including systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system. We also discussed how we could use our platform, provided to us by being professional athletes in the N.F.L., to speak for those who are voiceless.

    After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest. We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture. I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.

    It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel. We chose it because it’s exactly the opposite. It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest.


    It should go without saying that I love my country and I’m proud to be an American. But, to quote James Baldwin, “exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

    I can’t find words that appropriately express how heartbroken I am to see the constant smears against Colin, a person who helped start the movement with only the very best of intentions. We are talking about a man who helped to orchestrate a commercial planeful of food and supplies for famine-stricken Somalia. A man who has invested his time and money into needy communities here at home. A man I am proud to call my brother, who should be celebrated for his courage to seek change on important issues. Instead, to this day, he is unemployed and portrayed as a radical un-American who wants to divide our country.

    Anybody who has a basic knowledge of football knows that his unemployment has nothing to do with his performance on the field. It’s a shame that the league has turned its back on a man who has done only good. I am aware that my involvement in this movement means that my career may face the same outcome as Colin’s. But to quote the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” And I choose not to betray those who are being oppressed.

    I have too often seen our efforts belittled with statements like “He should have listened to the officer,” after watching an unarmed black person get shot, or “There is no such thing as white privilege” and “Racism ended years ago.” We know that racism and white privilege are both very much alive today.

    And it’s disheartening and infuriating that President Trump has referred to us with slurs but the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., as “very fine people.” His remarks are a clear attempt to deepen the rift that we’ve tried so hard to mend.

    I am nevertheless encouraged to see my colleagues and other public figures respond to the president’s remarks with solidarity with us. It is paramount that we take control of the story behind our movement, which is that we seek equality for all Americans, no matter their race or gender.

    What we need now is numbers. Some people acknowledge the issues we face yet remain silent bystanders. Not only do we need more of our fellow black and brown Americans to stand with us, but also people of other races.

    I refuse to be one of those people who watches injustices yet does nothing. I want to be a man my children and children’s children can be proud of, someone who faced adversity and tried to make a positive impact on the world, a person who, 50 years from now, is remembered for standing for what was right, even though it was not the popular or easy choice.
  • R0mp
    R0mp Keep Moving. Members Posts: 4,250 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Edit:Double Post.

    IC has been wonky.
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/09/25/alejandro-villanueva-i-threw-my-teammates-under-the-bus-unintentionally/
    Villanueva, who served in the United States Army, said that he spoke to Ben Roethlisberger on Saturday night after the team came to a decision about their plan for Sunday and asked if he could stand at the front of the team so he could see what was happening on the field. He said he walked to a point where he could see the flag on the field, but wound up too far in front of his teammates and didn’t want to walk back to the team during the song.

    Villanueva said he did not want to give the impression that the team was not unified and said several times that it was “my fault only” that things didn’t go off as planned.

    “Unfortunately I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” Villanueva said in a video from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Jerseys and shirts with Villanueva’s number have been selling well since the anthem on Sunday and many have attributed that to where he was standing during the anthem. Villanueva said that impression is “completely wrong” and that he feels embarrassed every time he sees a picture of him standing by himself.

    Villanueva spoke passionately about his service during his 15 minutes with the media and said that he does not believe that players who choose not to stand disrespect that service, adding that he’s heard thanks for it from players who have knelt and that he’d be OK with teammates who chose to kneel even though he’d never do it himself.

    “We as a team tried to figure it out, obviously we butchered it, but I have learned that … I can’t tell you that I know what my teammates have gone through,” Villanueva said. “I’m not gonna pretend like I have the righteous kind of voice that you should stand up for the national anthem.”
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    edited September 2017

    Funny he says this after Ben comes out with his statement....and also people really seem to ignore the actual service members who say they have no issue with it because I'm sure that part of his statement won't register to the "Stand for the anthem" crowd
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    When a reporter on Fox News has had enough of Trump and his 🤬 ..he done really hit a nerve
  • Trillfate
    Trillfate "i used to like the Ride more now i like the Race...i used like the Prize more now i like the Chase" Members Posts: 24,008 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    When a reporter on Fox News has had enough of Trump and his 🤬 ..he done really hit a nerve

    Wtf is he doing, trying to get fired? He went way off code
  • naledgestate
    naledgestate Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most 90s 🤬 are inclined to like Bob Costas because of some his great NBA on NBC calls.... "Kobe to Shaq!".... "Chicago with the lead!"

    Crackas been mad at Costas for a minute though. Remember when he made that monologue on gun violence on Sunday night football?

    Dap for being a real one.
  • naledgestate
    naledgestate Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shep has always been human it really stuck out during Katrina
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Weak.
  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    Wayment...did I just see Jerry Jones and the Cowboys kneel together?
  • farris2k1
    farris2k1 Members Posts: 1,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    Wayment...did I just see Jerry Jones and the Cowboys kneel together?

    🤬 was unexpected as hell
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    Wayment...did I just see Jerry Jones and the Cowboys kneel together?

    dont believe the hype.. they were very specific in saying it was for unity. they did it before the anthem.. and went through the motions.. this is whitewashing.. they talked it over with their coaches owners to make it appropriate it was compromised
Sign In or Register to comment.